- Motorcycle safety http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/ShareTheRoad Suggested title: Motorcycle Safety Not Just Important in May! Suggested title: Motorcycle crashes and fatalities continue to rise in the US! Suggested title: Motorcyclists still in danger on American Roads! In 2014, nearly 90,000 motorcyclists were injured in road accidents. Although there was a decrease of almost 15% in crashes involving motorcycles, the fatality rate among motorcyclists remains a cause for concern.
In order to increase safety and reduce death, it would be prudent to raise the minimum driving age. More crashes are caused by teens, who are more careless than older drivers. As writer Anahad O’Connor explains, teens “account for 10 times as many crashes as middle aged drivers” considering that they naturally “make simple mistakes, like failing to scan the road, misjudging driving conditions and becoming distracted” (Jago 29). Teenagers make an abundance of mistakes in their everyday lives, so it is plausible that those blunders would translate to mishaps on the road. Most people become more calm, more alert, and gain a more discerning gaze at the road as they age, making
• Lives of people may be in danger when they were not manufactured correctly based on the factors like weather conditions. Positively: • The society: as the number of accidents will be reduced to the minimum. What are the ethical issues and their implications? • The car’s ability in making decisions: For example, there is a family crossing a road and the decision is to hit the family or swerve off the road while injuring the passengers in the vehicle. In this case, how will the car solve this problem?
December 16, 2016 - Period 8 Jake Silver Driving Toward Vaccination Since personal automobiles became common, car collisions have been a reality. Not including the 50 million people injured annually, there are 1.3 million global fatalities every year resulting from preventable car accidents. The United States federal government has blamed everything from the laws to the vehicles themselves – even simple chance. Studies proved these accusations incorrect. In fact, a major factor contributing to modern collisions is actually the driver's lack of driving knowledge.
Self-driving cars could cause changes to numerous situations, for instance, how we interact with one another or how to react and/or proceed after an accident. However, the beneficial societal, economic, and mental aspects of self-driving cars supersede the drawbacks. Self-driving cars create safer streets and roadways. “These cars remove the human error of
Speed limits could be increased and make travel time less due to how much more safe it is with self driving cars. These cars could be life changing to people who have difficulties driving, such as disabled people and the elderly, there would be no need for a drivers license or driving tests. Self driving cars could also lead to less car theft because these cars are aware of their surroundings, there are many advantages self driving cars could bring to the world and this is just the
As an adversary, I have to disagree with self driving cars. They have caused several accidents, some even fatal. Driverless cars are never going to be able to handle every situation like a human can. Plus, the car might be programmed a certain way, but fail to respond when it comes time to. Since the car is basically a computer, it could get hacked and the hacker could use the car as a weapon or steal any information that they can get from it.
This way, we can take the irresponsible drivers off the road; saving lives, repairs, time and money. Implementing this law would save the lives of thousands including both drivers and innocent bystanders. The Association for safe international road travel say that “Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day and an additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.” Over 40% of those are caused by impaired drivers. They are putting both their own lives and lives of others at
To start off, the safety of the person riding a car that runs on technology is not safe. For instance, the article, “pro/con: Is the idea of driverless cars gaining popularity”,stated if something on the road changes, the car won’t know where to go and would be lost. The car won’t know where objects on the road are. For example, objects like bits of paper garbage are harmless, but they can change the course for no reason. There are unexpected adventures if you ride a driverless car.